In the News

BetaNews: The Linux Foundation launches IoT-focused open source EdgeX Foundry, Ubuntu-maker Canonical joins

By EdgeX Foundry, In the News

The Internet of Things is gaining in popularity just as many pundits have predicted for years. Having a connected home is easy and cost effective, thanks to devices like Amazon Echo, WeMo lights, and Nest thermostats. It really is an exciting time to be a tech-enthusiast consumer.

Unfortunately, while IoT is exciting, it can also be confusing and scary. Many devices do not work together due to fragmentation, and even worse, there can be security exploits that put the consumer’s home network at risk. In other words, an internet connected refrigerator or webcam could be abused by hackers. Today, The Linux Foundation launches the open source EdgeX Foundry — an attempt to unify and simplify the Internet of Things.

Read more at Betanews.

ARC Web: New EdgeX Foundry Looks to Unify the IoT Marketplace to Accelerate Enterprise IoT Deployments

By EdgeX Foundry, In the News

The Linux Foundation announced the launch of EdgeX Foundry, an open source project to build a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT.  The initiative is aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing, while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value.

Read more at ARC Web.

Moor Insights & Strategy Research Paper: Cleaning Up The Industrial IOT (IIOT) Edge

By EdgeX Foundry, In the News

One of the most critical challenges to navigate when designing, developing, and deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is the mish-mash of standards that must be comprehended to connect all the things. The IIoT environment never comprehended ubiquitous connectivity and is comprised of countless tools, development and operating environments, and connectivity standards. Combine these factors with an infinite number of potential industrial use cases across a myriad of vertical markets, and developing solutions that can quickly provide return on investment becomes a nightmare. How then do we get consistency or standardization to allow developers to deploy working IoT solutions quickly and easily while still allowing platform, hardware, and service providers to differentiate and monetize their value-add?

Read more at Moor Insight & Strategy.